Violation Tracker Individual Record

Company: 
Powers Fasteners, Inc.
Current Parent Company: 
Stanley Black & Decker
Penalty: 
$16,000,000
Year: 
2008
Date: 
December 17, 2008
Offense Group: 
government-contracting-related offenses
Primary Offense: 
False Claims Act and related
Violation Description: 

Powers Fasteners, Inc. agreed to pay $15.5 million to the Commonwealth and $0.5 million to the City of Boston in settlement of allegations of criminal manslaughter and civil claims over the I-90 tunnel ceiling collapse, when it was claimed the company hid the unsuitablility of its Fast-Set epoxy product for suspending the concrete ceiling used in the tunnel.

Level of Government: 
state
Action Type: 
agency action
Agency: 
Massachusetts Attorney General
Civil or Criminal Case: 
criminal
Facility State: 
Massachusetts
HQ Country of Parent: 
USA
HQ State of Parent: 
Connecticut
Ownership Structure of Parent: 
publicly traded
Major Industry of Parent: 
miscellaneous manufacturing
Specific Industry of Parent: 
tools
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Parent company note: 
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